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  1. New mask set is out today. Includes all the versions included in the decal sheet provided from Hobby Boss OOB. Available at www.dnmodels.com Be sure to share on Facebook and other sources that might be interested in the 32nd scale Liberator J. Enjoy!
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    One more from us: Hope that will help the builders.
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    Farewell to the Tornado soon.

    Just saw this: https://www.forces.net/news/tornado-fighter-leaving-service-after-40-years Rather sad news. Glad that I caught a glimpse of a pair of those couple of weeks ago. Might've been the very last. Great plane.
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    Farewell to the Tornado soon.

    Of course! And everybody else are driving on the other side of the bloody road. I know. It clears so much up... Most definitely not. And there goes another thread in the bin. Well.... Farewell Tornado! Sad to see you go. That's all I wanted to say. I'm out. Re-heating for quicker escape.
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    Farewell to the Tornado soon.

    Heh! If you say so
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    Farewell to the Tornado soon.

    Heh! Was Phantom a British aircraft? Since I know the answer why they are calling it reheat there? It is English language. Sorry. Trained pilot here. Aware of the theory of the afterburner and jet propulsion. With some decent time spent around Soviet and US fighter jets. Most of them afterburner-equipped
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    Farewell to the Tornado soon.

    I was thinking the same when I saw the Tornadoes last month. I've been considering Revell for couple years no. But i keep postponing it. If that Tempest actually happens. And who cares what they call the Ef2000? They still don't know that it isn't called a reheat but an afterburner. And many other things. Beats me why. Ef2000 is perfectly suitable for ground attack. Faster than the F-35, closer /ideologically/ to GR4 than the F-35 for sure. I won't even start on the Gr.9 retirement. I am waiting on that too, but it might never happen. Anyhow, it is sad to see The mighty Tornado go. Couldn't care less what RAF are planning to replace it with, I am just feeling nostalgic for the bird. It will be a sad day.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Bad deduction. I too own plenty of their kits on the armor side. They are mediocre, no doubt about it, but that doesn't mean I don't like or enjoy them. I enjoy fast food and sodas too, that doesn't make them any better. Never said they are a crap company, that's all you. They are mediocre. They were never an A company as ZM or Tamiya /limited releases/. Nor will they ever be one. The kit is mediocre. There is no alternative. That is pretty much self explanatory, correct? Either have it and build it, or complain about its flaws. Already mentioned that in the thread. A lot of folks are spending hours and hours criticizing the kits instead of building them. Probably justifying the lack of will for the actual work.
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    Farewell to the Tornado soon.

    I won't argue on that. But my information from 3 sources is EF-2000. Too bad if it is 35.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Expecting a Hobby Boss tooling to lack inaccuracies by itself is a useless venture, thus the direction of the thread itself, don't you think? Or maybe there is someone here who expected this kit to be very precise and accurate?
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    Farewell to the Tornado soon.

    Nope. EF2000
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Yeah, you are right on that. It is art - some like it, some - not. I prefer the style that Eduard did with their Tempest boxart. More computer-refined. What I didn't like with B-24 particularly was the brush strokes visible. Especially on the vertial stabilizers. And of course, those were mine observations. Everyone has their own perspective. Some might like the plastic struts. Others might enjoy the amount of riveting ahead of them. I liked the kit, but I won't hold onto that thing. Never meant to create any fuss. Just share my thoughts. The price is very low for that beast /my opinion again/, but in the end you get what you payed for. Too much to deal with in order to make it decent and for that dear fellow modelers, one must love the project with all heart. I like those bombers, but not enough to get involved in that improving spiral. Looking forward for WNW Lanc.
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    P-51K Nooky Booky IV

    Fantastic!
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    1/32 PCM Fw 190A-4

    So cool!
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    Revell super Hornet

    That last one is stunning!
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    MiG-21UM "Eagle Talon 97" Trumpeter 1:48

    This model is a total crap, what you made out of it is amazing. Kudos! You made it look real and the weathering is very appropriate. My deepest admirations!
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    A good one Alan, buddy, you have no idea. It is the tightest box of anything that I've ever opened. It is like glued.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    That was a joke guys On that last one I won't even start. Yeah, the kit is nice. But the detail is not corresponding to the size. The 21st century kit with corresponding details is, in my opinion, Eduard's Tempest. If HB applied themselves to this project, much much more would've been transferred into the surface. Not that I don't like it, I do, but seems deliberately undermined. That beats the purpose of the large scale. Now, re-riveting, re-scribing, not to mention the serious flaws mentioned in the thread. And...plastic struts??? For that beast? Come on! As I've said, still this is the only option in 32nd scale, so I prefer to go with it, than to wait another decade for a different option. By the way I timed my last opening of the box, it took me about 30-35 seconds to remove the lid. Without damaging it of course. Just FYI.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    You misunderstood. Box being tight is not a criticism but an observation. I mention that simply because there are people who keep their boxes and having roamed through hundreds of kits, this is the first one with a box that I cannot open easily. and Revell... are they still in model making business? I thought they were producing toys only.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    DN Models two cent's about the kit: B-24J Canopy, Windows & Wheels set
  21. Our two cents in regards to latest Hobby Boss release - B-24J Liberator in 32nd scale. Check this link for the product or click the image below.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Since the thread is called Initial Observations, I will share my opinion on the B-24J from my initial observations and impressions. My box was faulty /or maybe all of them are/ it takes me around 60-90 seconds to remove the lid without damaging. So tight. Boxart - ridiculous Sprues and their contents - standard HB quality. Chunky details overall. This statement have nothing to do with the size of the kit too. Decals - nothing serious. Wheel struts - ridiculous. Wheels - ridiculous. Engravings on the kit - scaled down to 72nd scale those might do. For that scale - ridiculous. PE parts - thick. As for accuracy, the thread is enough as a source. My conclusion: Mediocre kit at any level. Chunky in appearance. Beats the idea of scale modeling - having a decent miniature. Only a master can make this look realistic. Even without the corrections of the wrong shapes, it requires a lot of works on surface details, rivets mostly. Just the regular Joe /modeler/ will most likely fail creating decent representation. That includes me. Respectively - many will try, larger part of those will fail, due to the reasons stated above. However, still an LSP and at a very affordable price. Cool subject for 32nd scale. I still like it overall, but it isn't a serious kit nor a serious investment. Rather something to play with when bored. But who do I try to fool? This is Hobby Boss.
  23. No, actually I was referring to F's are my Fav's. He uses Mr.Surfacer. But if you can get Grey Microfiller from Alclad2, I don't see the point in experimenting with Surfacer.
  24. So my two cents here: I think thinning the primer with Ajax wasn't an option. I have limited experience with this particular primer. More with later-released AK and MIG primers. Which give you satin finish. Pretty smooth but it seems thick-ish. My favorite is Alclad Grey Microfiller. Straight out of the bottle, aggressive primer, dries extremely fast. Not the white though. GREY all the way. Second best I can say is Mission Models US primer. Very tough son of a gun. And I mean rock solid. They come with instructions and if you follow that you'll be fine. Third one, and with that I cannot help you because I never mastered that is Mr.Surfacer decanted or out of a jar but properly diluted with acetone. I always spray it like a cotton candy, never hit the right spot. But I know a fellow modeler in this forum who can help you out with that and can ask him to join the thread if you want me to. Now, if you want to use this one and insist on that, I suggest to get Vallejo thinner for it. I doubt the retarder would help with it. Especially during the winter I trust that you won't need any. But after all it is all about testing, testing & testing.
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    FIAT G.91 R/1B 1/32nd DAYGLO MODELS

    Lovely work! How's the kit? Is it worth the price they ask?
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